2016 Guiding Principle V, Reduce Environmental Impact of Materials, and Guiding Principle VI, Assess and Consider Climate Change Risks  

Education Type: 
1.5 Hours


AIA Learning Units: 
1.5 LU | HSW
0.2 CEU

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This course, 2016 Guiding Principle V, Reduce Environmental Impact of Materials, and Guiding
Principle VI, Assess and Consider Climate Change Risks, provides strategies for meeting compliance requirements and providing recommended evidence of compliance for the updated 2016 Guiding Principles IV and V.

The course offers updates and tools for meeting and documenting compliance with the updated Guiding Principles IV and V, and describes requirements and strategies for meeting updated metrics related to recycled content, biobased content, waste and material management, and ozone depleting compounds.

The course includes instruction related to the new Guiding Principle VI, Assess and Consider Climate Change Risks, which directs agencies to integrate climate resilience in building design, construction, and operations and protect Federal facilities from the potential impacts of climate change.


Michael Myers, LEED AP, Allegheny Science & Technology   

Michael Myers has been at the forefront of energy efficiency and sustainability for nearly 30 years. As a nationally known consultant from Austin, TX, Mr. Myers has developed energy efficiency programs for utilities, municipalities, and businesses. He has served as the Senior Sustainability Manager for Lockheed Martin Corporation’s Energy and Environmental Services, Program Manager for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Existing Buildings Energy Efficiency Research Program, and Energy Services Manager for the City of Austin, where he led the creation of the city’s nationally acclaimed Green Building Program.

Nicolas Baker, LEED AP, Federal Energy Management Program, U.S. Department of Energy   

Nicolas Baker is the program manager for the FEMP Sustainability and Climate Adaptation programs, as well as the Legislative Coordination program at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The FEMP Sustainability and Climate Adaptation programs provide strategies, training, best practices, and technical assistance to help Federal Agencies meet their sustainability goals and better adapt to climate change. For over 14 years, Mr. Baker has been involved in multiple aspects of sustainability from environmental science to civil engineering, green architecture policy consulting, and climate change mitigation. While at FEMP, he has managed multiple projects dealing with training and implementation of energy/water management, green building design, and climate change resiliency requirements throughout the Federal Government. Mr. Baker holds an MS in Global Environmental Policy from American University and a BS in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Learning Objectives

This course will cover:

  • Updated metric requirements, recommended evidence of compliance, and related resources for meeting Guiding Principles VI and VI;
  • Strategies for reducing the environmental impact of materials by specifying recycled and biobased content and green products, and identifying substitutes for ozone-depleting compounds and high global warming potential (GWP) chemicals;
  • Decision points and opportunities for increasing waste diversion, recycling in building design, construction, renovation, and operations; and
  • Strategies for assessing climate change risks for individual facilities according to mission criticality, potential climate change impacts, and costs.